The suspect, a 34-year-old f Paterson NJ resident, allegedly wore a Passaic County sheriff’s officer uniform in order to scope out an apartment on 20th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey.
The suspect was reportedly joined in the attempted break-in by a 30-year-old resident of Newark, NJ.
Detectives ultimately connected both suspects to the home invasion. Police subsequently located and arrested the robbery suspects.
The Paterson NJ suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery. He also faces charges for multiple weapons offenses, including brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and a certain persons offense for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
If the suspect is unable to reach a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office or otherwise resolve his case outside of court, he could ultimately stand trial in US District Court in Newark, New Jersey.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Dressed as Sheriff’s Officer During Home Invasion, Feds Say.”